About Stevenson Archer, Jr., US Congress
Stevenson Archer (February 28, 1827 – August 2, 1898) was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, serving the second district for four terms in 1867–1875.
Archer was born at 'Medical Hall,' near Churchville, Maryland, and attended Bel Air Academy, later graduating from Princeton College in 1848. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1850, commencing practice the same year. In 1854, he served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1867 until March 3, 1875. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874, and continued the practice of law in Bel Air until his death. He is interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery of Churchville, Maryland.
Archer's father and grandfather, Stevenson Archer and John Archer respectively, were both Congressmen from Maryland as well.
US Congressman. Elected to represent Maryland's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1867 to 1875. Also served as a Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates in 1854, Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Maryland in 1876, and Maryland State Treasurer from 1886 to 1890. In 1890 he was removed from office as state treasurer and charged with embezzling monies belonging to the state. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison, and pardoned in May 1894 due to poor health.